Stetson Law No. 1 for trial advocacy

Charles Rose, professor of excellence in trial advocacy, prepares alumni Peterson St.Philippe and Rachel Ledet to be professional advocates.

Gulfport, Fla. –U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Stetson University College of Law as the top law school in the nation for trial advocacy and No. 3 for legal writing in its 2013 “Best Graduate Schools” issue.

Stetson Law has been ranked the top school in the United States for advocacy 14 times and has consistently ranked among the top programs for legal writing by U.S. News.

“Stetson has again been recognized as a leader in creating exceptional advocates and communicators,” said Stetson President Wendy B. Libby. “We take great pride in preparing our students to make significant contributions, both to their communities and to their professions.”

“At Stetson, we live, work and play in an environment that nurtures excellence,” said Charles H. Rose III, professor of excellence in trial advocacy at Stetson. “Our students, faculty and staff are committed to achieving excellence by working ethically, studying hard and doing the right thing even when no one is watching. This bedrock belief is the core of the Stetson advocacy experience.”

“The legal writing curriculum and faculty scholarship at Stetson addresses head-on the communication challenges facing new lawyers in an increasingly complex practice environment,” said Professor Kirsten K. Davis, Stetson’s director of legal research and writing. “Being recognized by our peers for this dedication to legal communication is a great honor.”

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